Santa Monica: Dinner at Brilliantshine

  Brilliantshine has been doing a great job with food and drinks since its opening in August. I’ve now been back several times for dinner and snacks at the bar. Recent favorites usually… Continue reading

Chinatown: Dim Sum at Empress Pavilion

  I remember when Empress Pavilion opened in Chinatown. It was the hot place to go and continued to be a staple. I even had my college graduation brunch there. Over the years,… Continue reading

Koreatown: Late Night Eats at Hodori

  It’s been a minute since I found myself in Ktown looking for late night eats. But there I was along with seemingly half of LA looking for grub Halloween night. Luckily Hodori… Continue reading

Mid-City: Tacos at Petty Cash

  Remember this post last year when I couldn’t take pictures at Petty Cash? Well, luckily they do allow photography now. Otherwise, you’d be getting more drawings from me. I was there recently… Continue reading

Larchmont: Pasta at Osteria Mamma

  Osteria Mamma has had an interesting history in the neighborhood. Rumor has it the chef and family originally owned Osteria La Buca just up the street. They sold it and then reopened… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: High Tech Ordering at Kaba Japanese Robata

  Kaba took over the old Flying Pig space in Little Tokyo. They transformed the modern space to something out of an old Japanese izakaya. However, they didn’t go thatĀ far into ancient times… Continue reading

Koreatown: POT Launches New Lunch Items

  POT has launched new menu items for lunch. If you’re close to K-town for lunch, then it might be a better time to check out POT since it gets so busy in… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour and Lunch at The Must

  I’ve now been to the Must a few times since my initial visit this past summer. I decided I really enjoy lunch and happy hour there. One lunch, we got the fig… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Going Italian at Alimento

  When I heard Chef Zach Pollack was scouting around Silver Lake for a restaurant location, I made a mental note to keep up with the progress. I didn’t actually get to Alimento… Continue reading

SGV: Lunch at Banana Leaf Indonesian

  When people hear “Banana Leaf,” they may think of the Malaysian restaurant at the Grove/ Farmers Market but there’s an Indonesian restaurant in Temple City called Banana Leaf. And one Saturday afternoon,… Continue reading